Angela Hooks has been a contingent lecturer since 2006, teaching at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and St. John’s University in Queens. When she’s not in the classroom teaching first-year writing or literature courses, she’s writing and researching. Or trying to gain speed on the treadmill and balance in yoga classes.
Her work—essays, poems, and fiction— have appeared in St. John’s Humanities Review 2017, Balanced Rock: A Journal for Arts and literature Review 2017, Virginia Woolf Miscellany 2016/2017, Sequoya 2016, Noise Medium 2016, and White Stag Publication 2015 issue #artspoeticus.
In 2017, Angela has presented “Mini MetaCognitive Writing Assignments” Social Identity, Affect and the First-Year Writing Student at the NeMLA Conference, “Poetry and Student Learning” at the Queensborough Community College’s CETL Poetry Across the Curriculum and “Creating the Autobiography” at CUNY City College, Center for Worker Education.
She is currently working on her dissertation, Keeping a Hold on Life: Black Women’s Diary Writing and its Legacy in the Work of Ida B. Wells, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and Gwendolyn Bennett.
Read an excerpt from her novel, published at Noise Medium http://noisemedium.com/?s=angela+hooks.